The Dharavi police on Thursday arrested three sisters for allegedly cheating a woman by promising to get her 14-year-old son admitted in a Bandra school where actor Salman Khan studied. They even took Rs 3 lakh from the complainant on pretext of donation for the admission.
“Shahin Khan, 26, Sheinaz Khan, 28, and Kauser Khan, 30, residents of Shahu Nagar, allegedly met the complainant through a common friend. They earned the confidence of the Dharavi resident and said they could help get her son admitted to a school in Bandra where Salman Khan studied,” said a police official.
The official added the accused and the complainant first met in 2013. Within a year, they took Rs 3 lakh from the complainant in form of installments. “When she realised the admission procedure has not been initiated, she approached the police station,” he added.
“The complainant’s son studies in a Mahim school, but she wanted to send him to a more reputed one since he is her only son. The trio once took her to a reputed school and asked her to wait outside. After sometime, they came out and said that the teacher who is in charge of admission is not currently available. They then told her that donation needed to be paid and asked her for money,” the official said.
According to the police, some people who came to the police station with the complainant also claimed that the trio promised to acquire flats and took money from them. Some also claimed that the trio cheated people by involving them in a money pooling system. “We are still enquiring about the other allegations and if we find anything concrete in that, we will take it on record,” he added.
Dharavi police has filed a case against the trio women under sections 420 (cheating), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).